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been and how far we need to go still. thanks. >> commissioner mendoza. >> thank you. i have several comments. these are some just reminders they think are really i am grateful to be in san francisco and i thank the mayor and the superintendent and the superintendent of oakland and the superintendent of los angeles. we were together recently and the mayor mexed me and said thank god we're in san francisco and oakland and l.a. have other challenges ahead of them and i think one of the things i want to highlight is the relationships that we have and the relationships that have been built in particular in the superintendent zones because i think we've recognized that community really matters and when we got the sig funding we were embattled with our communities. this was two and a half years ago and we -- people were reluctant and we took a risk and i am glad that we d i am glad that we kind of said this is unacceptable for any of us and should be unacceptable for you as well, and we took some big chances and fortunately we came out ahead and i am grateful for that because it was one
called to order. >> roll call >> miss fewer? >> here. >> miss mendoza, here. >> miss wins? >> here. >> miss ly. >> here. >> thank you. >> you may join me in the pledge of allegiance. lye,. >> miss fewer? >> yes. >> dr. merasi? >> aye. >> and mr. yee. >> six ayes. >> thank you. >> presentation to the board of education superintendents report tonight, your thoughts for the evening. >> thank you president yee and good evening, everyone. i hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend this weekend in san francisco. it is definitely filled with exciting activities. we are so fortunate to live in a city where we have a robust offering of cultural activities. i also want to add my voice to the course of those across the city that are saying, go giants >> this past friday, our middle school students over 3,000 of our middle school students, were treated to an exclusive concert, at the harley strictty blue grass festival at the golden gate park. thanks to the late warren hellman, a true men of san francisco, this has become an annual tradition for the sixth graders and the school staff through
call please. >> thank you, miss ly. >> yes. >> fewer? >> yes. >> maufus >> yes. >> mendoza. >> yes. >> murase. >> aye. >> norton, wynns. >> aye. >> item m, discussion of other educational issues done tonight, consent calendar resolutions removed at previous meeting, for second reading and action, none tonight. item 0, consent on calendar moved and seconded under section f. roll call please. >> miss ly. yes. >> and miss fewer. >> yes. >> maufus? >> yes. >> mendoza. >> yes, except on items k2, and k5. >> thank you. dr. morasi? >> alicia winterstein. >> wynns? >> alicia winterstein. >> yee. aye. >> item p, consent calendar and resolutions severed for board discussion and immediate action. there are none tonight. >> q. superintendent proposals none today. board members proposal s first reading there is a proposal in support of affirming the san francisco unified school district commitment to eradicating bullying equipping students with anti-bullying tools by murase and student delegates ly and wong. >> is there a motion and a second. >> item so moved. >> second. >> roll call, please. >
? >> commissioner mendoza? >> i do want to comment and i want to thank both of you for bringing this forward and it is an important acknowledgment in our community in i want to acknowledge that our mayor as well as speaker pelosi is celebrating over at city hall as we speak and we will be excusing our very own superintendent because he will be receiving the education award on behalf of honoring the month this evening. congratulations. >> miss, lee, yes. >> miss fewer. >> yes. >> miss maufus. >> miss mendoza. >> yes, and the giants won, 1 to 1. >> thank you. >> dr. murase. >> aye. >> miss wynns? >> aye. >> and mr. yee. >> aye. >> is there a representative from lata here in >> yes. >> hello. hi, there, my name is loreta tores and i am the president of lata and one thing that i want to say is thank you so much. for this recognition, it is a... what happened to my team here? there is our vice president, morales and she is the past president and then next to her is mahi who is our secretary and our steadfast, you know, part of the cheer leaders and this is our grassroots. it is a small organizati
? >> commissioner mendoza. >> thank you. so i know that we have already been doing this and there is more that has been coming into play but i am wondering who is going to be implementing the bullying piece of this. and then, in that same regard, if no one has followed up with our speaker, i want somebody to follow up with our speaker with regards to that. >> so can you let me know who is going to be implementing this piece? >> thank you. >> good evening, collisioners claudia director, kevin sun available and he is in kenya. and so our department has, for several years, had a a monthly district-wide, one, month of each year, a district-wide anti-bullying campaign led out of school health programs office. and schools have had a variety, and have been given a variety of curriculum ideas about how to do projects with the youth and the poster campaigns and there have been skits and assemblies and we have done a lot of things over the year and that will continue. the new partnership has been with the common sense media and they have done a lot of... and they have amazing curriculum and amazing videos o
at city hall. >> commissioner, mendoza. >> thank you. and i wanted to add, kind of my perspective on this as well. a lot of the conversation also and the presentations from the city acknowledged that this is not just a school district issue. but that this really was a city-wide issue that we needed to address jointly and collectively, and so that was really important. i think to acknowledge. and with regards to the memorandum of understanding, and also, we had talked about this mou, just a few months ago with the chief. and so the work hasn't quite started in terms of reviewing a former mou and trying to bring that altogether. but it was really great to hear the voice of the youth because there is some really challenging issues and i think that one of the things that we want to make sure that we do is include the youth in that memorandum when it does come through. >> could i ask that for the audience, when we reach a certain mou, can somebody say something about what it is? >> mou is a memorandum of understanding so it is an agreement between both parties. >> in this case to do wh
. >> miss wong. >> yes. >> miss fewer. >> yes. >> miss maufus. >> yes. >> miss mendoza and murase. >> yes. >> miss wynns. >> aye. >> and mr. yee. >> aye. >> item p, consent calendar resolutions severed for board discussion and immediate action, i think was one, commissioner maufus? thank you, president yee. thank you, i just had a question and this is very similar to the questions that i always ask, this description of services coordination of academic intervention and volunteer support for struggling students, could i get more detail on that? thank you. >> thank you, commissioner. this is margaret khu, assistant superintendent. >> and so greten elementary school has a reading intervention program that is supported by the pta and parent volunteers. and so they do school-wide sst to identify the needs of all students and then they do quarterly ssds to focus on students who are struggling in reading. and so the teachers in an sst team identify the reading needs of the students and the teacher gives the information of what students need to a coordinator. and this coordinator would coordinate
by the board or superintendent for a discussion and vote tonight? commissioner mendoza. >>i would like to pull item k1 and k33 please. >> k1 and 33. >> roll call vote will take place under section zero, item h superintendent's proposal held for speaker cards and action tonight. none tonight. item i, board members proposal. none tonight. request with general matters and walking up to the podium is elizabeth stem. she's walking. >> okay. hi everyone. i am elizabeth stamp and the executive director of walk san francisco. that's the joke about me walking. i wanted to let you know that next wednesday -- many of you may, it's international walk to school day and i would like you all to participate. this year we have a record 55 schools and 8,000 kids signed up to walk into school, so it's really exciting. i think that's just public schools and elementary schools and what is more than we had signed up before, so in the packets i just -- that are getting handed out to you there is a list of the 15 official schools that are participating in the city's safe routes to school program and there ar
of them. so colleagues, commissioner mendoza? >> thank you. thank you so much and i appreciate the continued conversations that we have around a-g. i have to say when the board voted on this unanimously, it really made so much sense for all of us. because we were graduating our students without having options for them in terms of going on to college. and i think for me, this is more than just making sure that the kids get their a-g, but it's also spending time training our counselors, and our teachers, to ensure that they get the support that they need in order to really think about all of this. i know that we have had some fits and starts in implementing a-g, it's not an easy process to go through. we had to peel away some classs that kids really liked and had to get some class approved to be a-g. so i want to thank the efforts of school district as they have gone down this path. we're one of very few of handful of school districts that actually require a-g as a graduation requirement and i think it speaks to the board's desire to do better for all of our kids. and we're very
mendoza for their work on this issue and their presentation. thank you commissioner fewer for following up on the success rates of the credit recovery program. it's incredibly important that as requirements are increased that the district can provide resources to support them. their requirements are important to getting san francisco's young people to college, but we can't set them up to fail. i'm glad that the counselors will be having the meetings and i'm a little concerned that they won't do it by november 19th, seeing that we're in the midst of college application season. but hopefully, that will happen before the next school year. at the moment our joint education committee, which works with the student advisory council is working on a resolution addressing the achievement gap in san francisco at-large because we feel like this isn't just an issue of this one-time increase in requirements. if you look at the numbers, there are incredible disparities between communities and we think there needs to be long-term solutions to address the issues in our city's educational system. thank you
campos and chui and commissioner mendoza and myself and we have one item and that is our ag requirements. >> i believe that there is a budget committee meeting on november the 8th. >> president yee, we are waiting for confirmation of that meeting, i believe pending a question about commissioner wynn's availability and the regular meeting of the budget and business services committee would fall on wednesday, november 7th. we have requested consideration of moving that meeting one day later to thursday november 8th, and i believe commissioner wynns is reresearching her ability and rewill finalize it. >> thank you, we are finished with this section? >> commissioner? >> yes, go ahead. >> i want to announce that the rules committee meeting. the october rules committee meeting was canceled because we need to get the rest of the elections to get the report from the advocates in sacramento, because we are not really ready with the recommendations on the policy work of our staff working with the fda, but we also we schedule that meeting for november the 14th. and that will be our one rules commit
that this was hosted and that we've been able to move forward. i also want to acknowledge commissioners fewer, mendoza and maufus. i really appreciate the work that commissionerv mendoza has done to be able to help us do some things in terms of community based organizations and being able to advocate. i'm very happy to be able to consider commissioner fewer an ally and appreciate the comments that she made because in the words of pastor harris who just spoke, it's not going to really happen just with the school district or with the board of is ups. we have to engage the community and the parents and everyone. * sups. i think in terms of policy and making changes, we have to begin the dialogue here because you all sit in policy making body. with regard to the board of education and board of sups, i'd like to see -- hover is gone. in terms of institutional history and leveraging more, how that happened and maybe didn't happen or what was supposed to happen, really beginning to engage and have conversations around that, but beginning to drill down and actually have some movement. i think that it's impor
that i am pleased to recognize the 30th anniversary for the event on friday. >> commissioner mendoza. >> thank you. i want to thank you and 30 years is a wonderful time and we look forward to working with you for 30 years more at least and i would like to admy name to the resolution and accommodation. i think we all want want congratulations. >> commissioner maw faws. >> thank you and if you wouldn't mind but i also want to congratulate you all and not just here at the board of education where we see your work but really i see it in the community just the connective tissue where you touch other community based organizations and other places where families are and i have seen it so many times so congratulations to your outreach and how far you stretch across san francisco and beyond so thank you very much. >> commissioner wynn. >> thank you. i just want to thank you and you know tell you how grateful i have been to work with you for a long time and look forward to it in the future. congratulations. >> i also want to say thanks so much for just being a wonderful resource to parents
. i know mr. yee will be with us at the city central event at buena vista haraceman and ms. mendoza can testify it's really fun, and i wanted to let you know this year we're celebrating a big victory. walk sf has had a campaign over the last couple of years and we had success this year because san francisco is now as of this april the first city in the state to have expanded safer school zones city wide so 181 school there is are 15 miles per hours speed zones and the police are out enforcing them and will see next wednesday and that is far more than any other city in the state. the city that started this has five 15-mile an hour zones so we really -- >> [inaudible] >> yeah. exactly. and other cities are looking to san francisco now to follow our lead and so i hope you will drive carefully on walk to school day, and i hope you will consider walking instead. thank you. >> thank you very much. so if the people wanted to know which schools just in case they didn't know are participating where would they go to find out? >> they can go -- i think sf safe routes to school .org and ma
. >> the next report is augmented budget and business services committee. commissioner mendoza. >> thank you. >> so we went through our regular administrative approved kresolutions. we had the state budget update in particular the prop 30 contingentcy plan and so there is a list of items that we will look at should prop 30 not pass. and then there was a presentation prepared for the mandated cost block grant. but we decided to hold off on that presentation because it was requested by commissioner wynn and we wanted to make sure that she was present and there was no urgency in it. but it sounds like there is good news in that. we got a little taste of. and then we had an update on some potential support that will or that is expected to be introduced by commissioner kim on a supplemental appropriation from the city. >> i am sorry, what did i call her? >> supervisor. >> commissioner. >> and then we had a conversation about some potential future agenda items. i think that one of the things that deputy superintendent lee and i are working on trying to do is to have regular update sos that we are
night at 6:00 o'clock. hank you. any other -- qú"r >> yeah. >> go ahead. >> commissioner mendoza. three vthe drop out rates, a hearing on the african-american llfwstudent achievement strategies and a the between sfusd ,m,m sspd and our budget and business services committee is scheduled for next wednesday october 3 sg for the e committee. i am not planning -$ to come to !j!j! kind ct follow up is done by the board of supervisors on things that 3%3%zowe're doing. i have objection to information being shared but good if it has purpose; right? because if they just want to see data we could just want to see data we cou1xúv not have our staff be at their q beck and call. >> that n6n6quis correct. so w been doing digging today who is that the school district has any jyand -- yes, and -- >> [inaudible] district committee. i am going with our chair of the committee ;p4 find out who exactly is information on the $s$s=7drop rates and the achievement strategies since the school district provide that information, so we will 9but oftentimes -- i mean i think our has been really useful and h
civil rights academy. first is our board member. hydra mendoza. the other person is the assistant superintendent that supervises harvey milk's above its academy, margaret chu. [applause] i also brought with me the deputies said pete produce superintendent for so solid justice, mr. garrido. this is such a special school, i brought two deputy superintendent. the other deputy is in charge of policy and operations. myung lee. he is jumping back there. does anybody here want to be a lawyer? oh, come on, parents. this is so special, we brought the general counsel, the big lawyer in the district. his name is don davis, and he is over there. and then our director of communications is a factor as well. -- back there as well. why do i introduce the people to you? because we are so proud of harvey milk civil-rights academy, we all wanted to be here on the first day of school. this is not the last time you will see us. we want to come back to read in the classrooms. i understand you do a school dance. maybe we get invited to do that. we want you to have a great school year. q want to thank al
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. mendoza from the mayor's office -- oh i didn't see you. well thank you for being here on behalf of the mayor and i appreciate the giant's paraphernalia. >> thank you. my hat is still wet from last night. an amazing victory. [applause] >> i am thrilled to be here this afternoon to represent the mayor to honor our restaurant, and with all due respect strfer mar the best was saved for last. [applause] >> i want to tell you a little bit about old school cafe and i know supervisor cohen is very proud of this establishment as well, so old school cafe is a faith base violence prevention program providing jobs and training to youth with emphasis on at risk youth age 16 to 22 in a 1940 style supper club. they confront the epidemic of violence and providing at risk youth who were incarcerated or part of the foster youth program with a variety of opportunities not normally afforded to them. i wanted to share an exert from a recent article about old school because the person that started old school is phenomenal and i know you did that and she was a correction's office and she worked wit
'm the chair of the committee. we're joined by choice president chiu, commissioner hydra mendoza, commissioner sandra lee fewer. my understanding is that the other members of committee are en route. the clerk of the committee today is victor young and we want to thank the following members of sfgovtv staff, michael freeman and jennifer lowe for covering the meeting and we thank the members of the public and staff who are at the meeting today. with that, mr. clerk, if you could please call i. item no. 1. >> hearing on the implementation of a-g course requirements in san francisco unified school district high schools. thank you very much. and this is an item, hearing request that was actually requested initially by supervisor carmen chu. commissioner fewer, do you want to say something? >> no. >> thank you. and i will now turn it to chris of the san francisco unified school district and we will be hearing from the school district shortly. >> thank you. i am the director of development and local government relations. we have one speaker from san francisco unified school district, dr. janet s
that we file this item, if we could have a motion by commissioner fewer. seconded by commissioner mendoza. if we can do that without objection. i will certainly bring this issue back and i think it makes sense for us to do so after -- sometime after the november election when we have a better sense of where things are. but i think that even if the measures pass, i think there is a lot more that the city has to do. and, by the way, one of the things that i am interested in doing and will be doing in the next couple of weeks is introducing a motion to expand the make-up of this committee or least to consider including city college. because i don't think we can have a full picture of how we're educating young people in the city without having city college at the table. so i look forward to that conversation. the last point that i will make is that i do want to acknowledge mr. hoover lydell, who is in the audience and the reason i want to acknowledge him because he has been an institution in the school district for many, many years. when i started as a lawyer working on the consent decree,
maufus. actually, commissioner mendoza. >> thank you. i have kind of a reverse comment, commissioner fewer. [speaker not understood]. can we just make sure we're thinking about the difference between our s-r-os and our [speaker not understood] outside of the s-r-o? i think there is a difference in the way in which they're trained and ways in which they relate to our students. and, so, just want to make sure that this is -- actually all of your officers are getting trained to work well with students and that there are some conversations that happen around that. >> working with juveniles is a large part of our training. obviously i agree with you that the s-r-o should receive even more training because if they're going to be in an environment where they're with students for the entire shift, they should get the most training that we can provide them. >> thank you. >> commissioner maufus. >> thank you, chair campos. just a quick comment to commissioner fewer's comment is that, yes, it is a new day, but there are also old practices that happen. and as with turn over and rotation, you kno
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